A rather simple question to ask? X48 Chipset supports DDR3 Dual Channel Memory. Is X58 Tripple Channel only? Or is it backwards compatible Dual and Tripple Channel. If it's only Tri Channel it's not a problem it just means my budget has increased by £200.00+ depending on which one I go for 16000 or 16000+ I think I got that right. It's a minor overhall MB, CPU ,CPU Cooler and memory.